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Council attracting 10,000 new jobs to growing municipality

Council attracting 10,000 new jobs to growing municipality

Friday, April 05, 2019

An investment prospectus has been launched by the City of Whittlesea designed to assist investors looking at doing business in the municipality.

The right place for business supports the Council’s vision, to attract 10,000 new jobs to the City of Whittlesea over the next five years.

The launch of the prospectus has so far attracted more than 85 key stakeholders from industry, education, developers and commercial real estate.

Mayor Lawrie Cox said council was committed to supporting existing businesses, small and large while encouraging new businesses to start, grow and prosper in the region.

“Attracting new jobs for our growing population is critical to improve the prosperity and liveability of our local community,” he said.

“Our population is expected to grow from 223,566 to 377,033 by 2040. As one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia, the need for us to support existing businesses and create more employment opportunities is critical for economic prosperity.

“Our priority development assessment process and personalised case management are initiatives of Council to ensure a seamless process.”

Creating a strong local economy is one of the four goals in Whittlesea 2040: A Place all the long-term vision for the city.

Businesses interested in basing themselves in the City of Whittlesea can contact Council’s Economic Development team.